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The Top 5 Mistakes Companies Make When Backing Up Data

Backing up your company’s data can help you when someone accidentally deletes or damages a document. Backups are also critical to your company’s ability to recover from disasters.

But it can be challenging to ensure they are available–and complete–when you need them. Below are the top 5 backup mistakes companies make. These mistakes result in backups that are incomplete or missing entirely, leaving you unprepared when disasters strike.

#1 Not backing up your files at all. This is the most common mistake.

#2 Believing a data loss event can’t happen to you. It can-and it will at some point. Whether it’s theft, a cyberattack, a power surge, hardware failure, human error, fire, flooding, or an earthquake, you will experience a loss of data sooner or later. Either protect your data or struggle to get it back-if you can get any back at all.

#3 Not automating the backup process. Backups are low priority, tedious jobs that are easy to postpone or skip. If you automate them, they’ll get done.

#4 Storing the backup on the same hardware-at the same location-as the original files. If something damages your regular hardware, the backup is damaged as well. The data is supposed to be safe from theft, intrusions, and cyber attacks for which data centers can be beneficial since they may come with added security measures, on-site and online.

#5 Irregular, infrequent backups. If you need to restore data from your last backup, and it was made 2 weeks ago, that’s what you have to work with-and you lose 2 weeks of data. Such problems could also be a result of unsatisfactory data center infrastructure, which can affect the overall data storage and management. To avoid such mishappenings, you can look for data center experts such as Walt Coulston to get appropriate guidance in setting up an infrastructure that can cater to your company’s growth.

The network and security support experts with NSC Information Technology Group will help you create a reliable data backup plan to ensure no information is ever lost. We can also help you create a disaster recovery plan to ensure your business will survive no matter what may occur. In the event of an emergency, we can also help restore your business to working order.

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